Discovering Women in Sussex Lecture Series

Tuesday 23 February, 1 March and 8 March


£11.00 per lecture, members £10 per lecture

From artist Vanessa Bell and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Bodichan, to poet Charlotte Smith and harpsichordist Violet Gordon Woodhouse, Sussex has been home to many remarkable women throughout history. Writer Ann Kramer presents stories of the lives and achievements of a selection these extraordinary women.

Ann Kramer is an experienced non-fiction writer with more than 50 titles to her name, including books on women spies, women and war, and Sussex Women (Snake River Press, 2007), a collection of 30 biographies of women linked to the county of Sussex. She has also lectured for the Workers Educational Association (WEA) on subjects relating to women and conscientious objectors. Originally from London, Ann has lived in Hastings since the early 1970s.

23 February 
Introduction to the county, how it has attracted some remarkable women in all fields. Focus on Writers e.g Virginia Woolf; Charlotte Smith; Sheila Kaye-Smith

1 March 
Focus on Artists e.g Vanessa Bell; Marianne North; Laetitia Yap

8 March (International Womens Day) 
Focus on Campaigning women e.g.Barbara Bodichon; Clementina Black; Muriel Matters.